Publications des agents du Cirad


WAW proposed methodological framework to assess agricultural structural transformations and their contributions to sustainable development: monitoring and assessment better to inform policy

Bosc P.M., Bélières J.F., George H., Even M.A.. 2012. In : Producing and reproducing farming systems: New modes of organization for sustainable food systems of tomorrow : Book of abstract of the 10th European IFSA Symposium. Vienne : IFSA, p. 35-35. European IFSA Symposium. 10, 2012-07-01/2012-07-04, Aarhus (Danemark).

Informed decisions on the diversity of agricultural holdings and the choice of future pathways of agricultural transformation can play a decisive role in society's response to several global challenges. To make such decisions - spanning policy, institutional and technical dimensions - it is essential to monitor objectively the extent and impacts (social, economic and environmental) of ongoing and most-likely future pathways of transformation both at the detailed level of agricultural holdings as well as at larger 'territorial' scales. The World Agricultural Watch (WAW) is proposed as a platform for effective global monitoring of rural and agricultural transformation. This paper presents the methodological framework proposed by WAW based on a systemic approach (concentrating on relations between variables rather than on the sectoral variables) focused on the different forms of agricultural organization, their dynamics and contributions to sustainable development. It makes reference to existing tools or methodologies; notably an adaptation of the Sustainable Livelihoods framework and propose options to elaborate typologies of agricultural holdings and a core set of parameters and indicators to permit international comparisons. Continuous monitoring (as opposed to a one-time assessment), as well as projections of future paths, are key inputs in stakeholder evaluation of options during policy and planning processes, at different scales.(Texte integral)

Documents associés

Communication de congrès

Agents Cirad, auteurs de cette publication :